The Russian occupation administration in the Crimea not only persecutes dissidents, but also consecutively destroys the Khan Palace in Bakhchysarai, Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov wrote on his Facebook page.

Thus, the lawyer commented on the refusal of the "Crimean court" to accept the claim on the barbaric destruction of the cultural heritage of the Crimean Tatars, which was filed by the ex-director of the Bakhchysarai historical and cultural reserve Elmira Ablyalimova to the Simferopol Zheleznodorozhny District Court.

"In its attempts to intimidate a free people of the Crimea, Russia consistently destroys the Crimean Tatar cultural and historical heritage, which was not even encroached on by the German occupation power during the Second World War," he wrote.

Polozov noted that the court explained its refusal by the fact that allegedly in the so-called restoration work "the violation of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the applicant are not observed in Ablyalimova’s claim."

“In other words, the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Simferopol not only spat at part 3 of Article 44 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which at present is "de facto" the main law in the occupied territory of the Crimea and obliges everyone to protect and care for monuments of culture and history, but also denied Crimean Tatars the right to defend the only monument of the palace architecture of the Crimean Tatars in the world," he stated.

Meanwhile, the flash mob initiated by the news agency QHA ("Crimean News") and Radio Hayat in defense of the Khan Palace is gaining popularity in the network.

People publish their photos in the background of the Khan's Palace in Bakhchysarai with hashtags #SaveKhanPalace, #HanSarayiKoru, #ЗащитиДворецХанов.